Canada's government claims that its secret blanket surveillance of innocent citizens doesn't capture content and only targets foreign communications. That's nonsense. Privacy expert Michael Geist explains why.
We're stuck with 20th century privacy protections in a world of 21st century surveillance. Canadians deserve better - keep speaking out at http://SecretSpying.ca. And don't forget to share this image: Read more »
While we continue pushing back against government imposed online spying, we want to report back and thank the community members who stepped up recently.
Back in May we sent you an appeal for an ad targeting the lead decision-maker behind the secretive and extreme Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). As you probably know by now, the TPP is an international agreement that threatens to censor your web activity.
I want to personally thank everyone who contributed and enabled us to publish your ad letting TPP chief Michael Froman know that we’re watching him!
Last week, we told you that an intersessional meeting of the Trans-Pacific Partnership was quietly taking place in Vancouver. At the time, the Canadian government had not told the public or the media that any such negotiation was happening. We only learned about the meeting via Peruvian media. Despite the short notice, trade justice activists from across North America hit the town to express how they feel about this secretive agreement.
You don't have to light up the night sky with messages against the secretive agreement to have your voice heard. Speak out at http://OurFairDeal.org & share this image:Read more »
This is scary: The chair of a parliamentary anti-terrorism committee says he was "unaware of a federal spying program that allows for the collection of Canadians’ data trails."
This secret spying on our private lives could affect anyone, at any time and we can't even tell if we’re victims of it. Help us get answers by sharing the campaign using this link: http://tinyurl.com/lwoj5k7
Article by Colin Freeze for The Globe and Mail: Read more »
In light of recent revelations that a secretive Canadian spy agency has been collecting our sensitive personal data, MP Charmaine Borg asked for an emergency debate in the House of Commons yesterday. Her reasoning: “to allow parliamentarians to study in-depth the extent to which the personal information of Canadians, metadata or other, is being collected by police, law enforcement or national security agencies and to review measures that will result in appropriate parliamentary oversight and reporting.”